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    I bought my first pair of studded fat tires this winter, Terrene Cake Eaters 26x4.6. Been a great winter tire in the midwest were we usually only get a few inches with icy batches in between. I really like the Cake Eater tires so was considering removing the studs and running them for summer use then putting studs back in for winter. Will the stud pockets get jammed with dirt and rocks making it impossible to put the studs back in? Trying to decide if swapping fat tubeless tires is more of a PITA than destudding/studding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch1413 View Post
    Trying to decide if swapping fat tubeless tires is more of a PITA than destudding/studding.
    10 minutes with a compressor vs two hours of mindless drudgery and carpal tunnel.

    I'll let you figure that out the risk/benefit analysis.....
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    And before you put the studs back in next winter, you have to dig out all of the rock bits and dirt that have wedged into the stud pockets. Yes did it once; done with that.

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    Turn them inside out.
    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    But seriously it is a softer rubber it will not last long in the dirt.
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    Yes, studs can be reinserted, but it's a pain in the butt. This is not something you are going to want to do every year. You will be much happier buying a second set of tires...better yet, if you can find a second wheelset get that too. Being able to quickly swap from studded to unstudded is a nice option in the shoulder seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Turn them inside out.
    /thread. you win, take the rest of the day off on us
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    I've always heard removing/installing studs are a PITA but I've never tried it myself, and sounds like I never will Thanks for the input. Gonna grab a pair of Jumbo Jims for summer riding and swap em out.

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    If anyone is ever absolutely determined to unstud/restud their tires for summer/winter use, these are an option to keep the pockets nice and tidy...

    https://bikestud.com/collections/stu...ire-stud-plugs

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    Removing Studs for Summer Use

    Biggest thing i found was the aluminum around the tip like mushrooms and jambs in the tool.

    I would just look for some cheap summers. Anything works in the dirt really... just need something that has not alot of self steer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumX View Post
    If anyone is ever absolutely determined to unstud/restud their tires for summer/winter use, these are an option to keep the pockets nice and tidy...
    So I could add Remove, Insert, Remove, Insert to my annual work load. Cool!
    Crazy on this ship of fools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumX View Post
    If anyone is ever absolutely determined to unstud/restud their tires for summer/winter use, these are an option to keep the pockets nice and tidy...

    https://bikestud.com/collections/stu...ire-stud-plugs
    A fool and his money are soon parted.

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    I studded my Gnarwhals (Farley 7) last Fall, I am so NOT going through that again anytime soon, lol
    ...and purchased a pair of Barbegazi's right after (20% off sale) even though I won't need them until Spring.

    Still looking for a second set of wheels to run tubeless with the Barbs, but 27.5 Carbon hoops are NOT cheap in Canada.
    I can pick up a second pair of new takeoff matching MuleFut 80's for 1/4 of the price locally. Think I'll just roll with those.

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    Buy a summer set of tires! Even used if you are trying to save$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumX View Post
    If anyone is ever absolutely determined to unstud/restud their tires for summer/winter use, these are an option to keep the pockets nice and tidy...

    https://bikestud.com/collections/stu...ire-stud-plugs
    Seems like putting those in and then taking them out would be way more work than cleaning some dirt and tiny pebbles out of the pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMountainMan View Post
    ... Carbon hoops are NOT cheap in Canada. ...
    Dat's nuth'n dat. Eh? Get yur axe and cut & heat some PVC over the fire, Porky quills & sap for spokes and Bob's your uncle.

    Unbelievable some of the prices here. I'm lucky in that I have an LBS that can usually get me anything within a week, sometimes two, and almost always for less, often meaningfully less, than if I order it myself online directly from the States. Even compared to if I order it shipped to just across the border in the States and drive down and bring it across myself.
    Crazy on this ship of fools...

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    Back when I lived in the Great White North, once I took the time to stud a set of tires, those became my winter tires.

    Buy another set for summer use. The good news is you can go narrower, and maybe lighter, with a tread pattern more suited for multiple surfaces.
    Veni vidi velo!

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